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The round villages of the Wendland

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The round villages of the Wendland

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There is a distinct feature that the places Jabel, Gühlitz, Köhlen or Lübeln have in common: The round settlement form, which is almost unique worldwide! But why were they built like that? At present, historians are still trying to find out. The so-called "Rundlingsdörfer" are the hallmarks of the region and can be observed with a full body rotation only. Even without 3D glasses. Especially the easternmost tip of Lower Saxony entails many of these beautifully restored and well-preserved half-timbered houses. A visit is especially worthwhile in autumn and winter, when the trees have lost their leaves and cleared the view to the artistic buildings. In order to get to these extraordinary villages, simply follow our eight recommendations of the most beautiful ones.

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    Bussau

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    Jabel

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    The Rundling Jabel is therefore something special, because the entire place is a listed building. Two very beautiful semicircular ensembles give the village a special character. West of the village road are seven farmsteads in semicircular, east also seven in a row-like arrangement. All with well rehabilitated half-timbered facades.

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    Lübeln

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    Lübeln is a very well-preserved Großrundling with 12 farms. The traditional hall houses date from the 17th to the 19th century, including a three-tiered house from 1733.
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    Satemin

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    Between various Rundlings villages, I found this the most beautiful.

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    Schreyahn

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    Breese im Bruche

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    Rundling Breese in the Bruche

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    Jameln

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    Jeetzel

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The round villages of the Wendland